By the time Renee uncovers the final revelation, attention spans are so worn down that you only care because it means the movie can finally wrap up.
“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” bathes in a pop art lethargy that makes the maudlin melancholy of “Only Lovers Left Alive” look blisteringly kinetic.
The scariest thing about “Tales from the Hood” is that despite being two decades removed from its 1995 theatrical debut, its subtext is as relevant now as it was then.
The slow smolder of its down-to-earth melodrama puts the film in an uphill battle where it underperforms against more energetic peers.
For a PG-13 thriller left to freeze on a January release doorstep, “The Bye Bye Man” is a perfectly passable popcorn production.
“Teen Titans: The Judas Contract” is a solidly entertaining animated adventure mixing topical teen melodrama into its action.
The film’s darkly demonic, understated intensity makes it the best John Carpenter movie not actually made by John Carpenter.